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Travel: 6 tips to go alone in the adventure



It’s decided: you go solo this year, the better to see you and meet new people. But with the natural apprehension of any woman traveling alone. The blogger and traveler Aude Mermilliod gives us his advice from serene.

This summer, your buddies go to the house of Cap Ferret they rent for four years. A little tired of endless jokes of Jean-François and salads “100% veggie” Christine, you decided to go its own way. A most exciting project motivates you: the trip alone. A thousand reasons you grow there: discover new horizons, new people, and especially during this adventure will test the personal challenge tunes. But no sooner have you announced your project all your relatives look at you with wide eyes. ” All alone? You’ll be an easy target, “” It’s sad to leave alone “,” You’re not going to bore you? “… To dramatize and go against all accepted ideas, Aude Mermilliod, the author of the blog The girl travel, gives us the precious commandments of the solo traveler.

Be a chameleon

Learn about the country we are about to visit is common sense. Especially if one is a woman. “If there is a danger, it is due to the status of women and is found everywhere, in different degrees. A solo traveler will not have to think about his safety more than usual if she traveled to Canada or the Nordic countries. She will learn about gender situation if it be shared in some countries in Latin America, Africa or India.

No country is forbidden to women. However, there is a decorum rule that the tourist must respect: adapting to the culture and environment of the country that we visit. In some countries, this means including a woman should make more efforts to adapt, pay attention to hours of nightlife in its clothing. Again, this is a matter of common sense to arrive in a short skirt and stilettos will not enter Iran. In Sri Lanka, women rarely go out alone at night. In Jordan, also avoids having bare shoulders. Just like micro-shorts denim in the Old City of Jerusalem. Your best indicator? “Other travelers and local women. They are best placed to advise against this or that neighborhood.

Sharpen your resourcefulness

You embark on a holiday of a different kind. No more GPS Gildas nor multilingual Stephanie at hand. But what a great adventure on her own! “We are constantly connected to yourself. We must make choices, weigh the pros and cons of a situation, be alert in some circumstances. “Is what I am trying to make me rip?Is what I am in the right direction? What the driver trying to tell me? Says Aude, which itself is benefiting in this way to travel. For me, the journey is much more than the holiday. This is to excel, find his rhythm.

If the experiment may seem tedious, it will give you the opportunity to feel grow wings. “It becomes a Superwoman, I can not say otherwise. I see that the solitary travelers are focused on themselves, listening to them. They feed a thousand experiences that belong to them. During their journey, they are surprised to see everything they are able to accomplish. “Aude, she has mostly come to realize that” the world is much less frightening than what we are suggesting. “

Tame loneliness

” All alone? “While you sip your Cuban mojito staring into the void, the phrase your mother resounds repeatedly. Why did you leave at the end of the world to live a selfish little experience, without sharing anything, so everything has less relief when your friends are not on your side? Sip a little longer. After the first few days, you will discover and enjoy the solitude that allows you to experience things for yourself. “It tames this solitude and a friend were in fact”, says Aude, who learned to love eating alone, read in tranquility, watch the passersby, allowing to be more permeable meetings.

“Loneliness is only temporary. If you want to meet people, you can. “Prime vector sociability housing. In the hostel in CouchSurfing, on Airbnb … opportunities to meet people await you. “The hosts are eager to know the travelers and help. This is a great way to discover a city of the interior, with an authentic perspective. Airbnb also organizes meetings between users. If you can, read the free newspapers with the list of small theater performances, concerts, exhibitions and Spanish courses ads, dance, food … “

 Learn to say “no”

You can not anticipate what might happen to you. Who will tell you that this beautiful Australian is trustworthy to visit the night market in Bangkok? No one. “We can not trust 100% to unknown. It’s the same everywhere.Some speak of the reptilian brain, others instinctively. The trip solo forces us to listen to that little voice in our head that tells us not to take this street, staying home as night, etc. “You can not avoid all risks, but you still have options. He entered a shop ask for help, screaming in the street or to join another group of people if you feel insecure. You have the right to say “no” to lie on the grounds already have an evening or be already married. When traveling alone, make your way, no one will blame you

Traveling very light

You know that you can not serve you in the trunk of your friend Geraldine this year. You plan to take all your dressing to seduce handsome strangers. Error ! Go light! Two T-shirts with short sleeves, two long-sleeved underwear for a week. Better to spend a few rooms to laundry at the hotel that breaking your back with 15 kilos of luggage for two weeks. “Take the clothes that you hold the least because, believe me, you will buy it.And you will not want to buy the second bag, or choose between the pretty Thai tunic and your favorite T-shirt, donated by a friend. “Take clothes about to fall by the wayside”

you also take a moisturizer, mascara, pencil, lipstick and nail polish two and the best backpacking stove for your cooking. “Most of the time I do not even use them. You will be less demanding than home and vacation give naturally good looks. The tour pace makes the most athletic body and pushes for a return of the natural. “

Stay connected

WiFi works almost everywhere: do not zap practical applications. Aude particularly recommends iGoogle, which includes Google Maps, Google Translate, a currency converter and weather forecasts.

Read more: What drugs in your medical kit on a trip?


The five most original marriage proposals

In aircraft, before attacking a steep descent on a roller coaster or through a child: all means are good to turn a “simple” marriage proposal into a magical moment. Some examples for those who are stuck for inspiration.

The marriage proposal is a moment as important as the ceremony itself. It marks the commitment of the couple. Often imagined, it is sometimes worthy of a true movie script. Here is a small selection of original applications.

In the air

Ryan Thompson is a pilot. It is in a small two-seater he decided to ask his girlfriend to marry Carlie. So it simulates a technical problem, Ryan asks Carlie to read the instructions that the emergency procedure is explained. During his reading, the young woman realizes that he is a much happier proposition.

On a roller coaster

As they prepare to dive for a dizzying descent into a riding sensation, Austin brings his request subtly reminding his future wife that she had once compared life and its vagaries roller coaster with its ups, downs, turns her … “I wanted to know if you wanted to be my partner rollercoaster. Alli, will you marry me?

The picnic with family

During a family outing, the father asked his son 5 years to give a gift to his girlfriend. The son, in confidence, expected that the young woman had opened the package and found the ring and asked, “Do you want to marry my daddy?

The method Love Actually

Timothy had the idea to ask the hand of his girlfriend Audrey, using panels and memes, these photos with funny short sentences and found all over the Internet. At the table in a restaurant with his friends in Kuala Lumpur, Audrey reads the panels through the glass of the brewery …

In an aquarium

Dave asked divers National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, UK, to help make it more romantic request. In the full presentation of the aquarium, the guide asks his girlfriend Nicola to come before the crowd and turn your back to the aquarium. She is joined moments later by her boyfriend. Two divers appear with a banner on which is written: “Nicola, will you marry me?

And You? How do you think your best marriage proposal? Share it with me and our reader^^


Nine sports and activities to do outdoors


With the arrival of summer, it’s time to leave the gym and go romp outdoors! Yoga, slackline, Swedish gym training or urban, there’s something for everyone! What activities practicing outdoors to enjoy the weather? Here are some tips.

The “slackline” for aspiring acrobats


Slacklining practiced a decade ago by Californian surfers in search of waves, the activity is to walk like a tightrope walker on a slightly elastic webbing stretched between two fixed points located between 40 and 60 cm from the ground. If professionals tend webbing between their two buildings, we begin by engaging in this activity in a park or in the woods!

Work is what? Its balance, of course, but also its deep muscles. Ensure not to fall requires gainer his body and his muscles abdominals. It also sharpens its flexibility and self-control.By fixing a point on the horizon is taken to stay balanced. We do not give up and start again each mini-fall.
We advise you: to have more than one hour before you to succeed at least once to stand. To have more than one hour that can help you climb the strap.

The Swedish gym for fans of rhythm


The concept? It connects simple movements to music. So, we will vigorously expense but without getting hurt. The exercises are designed by physiotherapists and osteopaths. The activity is open to all: your pregnant friend to you, the last exercise classes back in college, or your children, who need to vent other than on the living room couch. From mid-May, several outdoor courses will be organized throughout France.

Work is what? The cardio and muscle building. We also revise our music classics for weddings this summer.
We advise you: do not take the activity at face value and not to bring a best of ABBA.

The ultimate frisbee years to relive your


Your last session frisbee back in high school? Bookez a sunny Sunday with your friends and find yourself in a park. No, the game is not practiced in summer on a beach of Cap Ferret. Choose a large lawn and form a team of seven players.

Work is what? Cardio. Multiplying sprints to go retrieve the frisbee, the method is used “split”. And who says fractionated said intensity, which helps burn more fatter. Responsiveness is tested and ensures good laughs among friends.
We advise you: to love running. A Frisbee flies up and away.

The “urban training” for street warriors

Aside from running sneakers, sports privateer, and a breathable t-shirt, you do not need anything! It’s simple, with the urban training, one uses all one crosses the street. Program: mounted knees in the escalators, pumps on park benches, lampposts and slaloms between. It changes the monotonous running in the neighborhood of the park and it’s cheaper than a room in subscription! Most large cities offer sessions organized either by the municipality or by a sports club. You can practice alone, with a minimum heating of a quarter hour to avoid injury.

Work is what? Cardio, strength training, and sheathing.
We advise you: keep your eyes wide open. You’re never safe from a misplaced post …

Nordic walking for hikers


The activity comes from Finland in the 1930s, cross-country skiers continued to train in summer walking with sticks. Close to hiking, Nordic walking is more dynamic. With two sticks, it propels the body forward to walk faster and longer.Emptying his mind, we take a breath of fresh air and (re) discover the landscapes that surround us.

Work is what? By alternating climbs and descents, working endurance and activates his cardio. The upper body is also asked: abdominals, pectorals, shoulders and neck. But as the glutes, thighs and calves.
We advise you: to master the art of pole plant.

Badminton for nerve


Your last bad game ‘certainly goes back to your sports or college courses in high school. Enjoy the weather to get you back to a sport more fun. What better way for a sunny weekend than go out rackets and shuttlecocks with his friend (s)?

Work is what? Responsiveness to return the steering wheel to the opponent, abs and shoulders.
We advise you: to concentrate on the steering wheel to avoid the risk of miss it. And ridicule you.

Yoga for connection with Nature


No more sweating on four walls! Treat yourself to an outdoor sitting to enjoy the surrounding noises, sunny mornings and cool grass under your feet. Guaranteed soothing effect.

Work is what? The flexibility, balance, joints, and management of daily stress.
We advise you: be careful where you place your floor mats.

Tai chi for stressed


Tai chi, often practiced outdoors, makes us aware of his body and relax.

Derived from Chinese martial arts, tai chi offers a set of continuous slow movements executed with precision and in a predetermined order. Often practiced in the forest or in parks, tai chi sometimes closer to dance and makes us aware of his body and relax.

Work is what? The flexibility, stress management.
We advise you: to get away from your neighbor to avoid the blows.

Skating for speed dating


The day was difficult. Outside, the sun continues to shine and makes you the eye. Strap on your skates and go roam the streets in groups! Nothing like a little speed and free air to blow after a tiring day or just to enjoy the weather. Some large cities of France offer group courses: the streets are closed to traffic leaving the field open to rollerbladers crazy.

Work is what? The thighs, glutes and our sense of direction.
We advise you: to have a minimum balance to avoid to drop each of your partners in domino fashion.

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Kayking for your healthy


Kayaking and fishing (read more about best fishing kayak here) can improve your aerobic fitness, strength, and flexibility. The health benefits of kayaking include:

Stress Reduction 

Kayaking can help reduce stress levels, giving you the opportunity to get outdoors, experience nature and fresh air. Spending your few hours under blue sky, on calm water and try to breath the fresh air, or thrilling adventure with whitewater kayaking are enjoyable.

Weight loss 

Kayaking can burn up to 400 calories per hour or more, depending on how fast you paddle. Add this exercise to a diet and well-balanced weight loss is sure to follow.

Build muscle strength 

Your arms, chest, abdominal muscles, and shoulders will stay with the kayak strength training.

Flexibility gain 

Kayak involves flexibility of the body. Your muscles will gain from aerobic exercise kayaking offers and remain flexible.


Although kayaking is often considered an individual sport, many choose to kayak with friends and family as it offers great opportunities for socializing in a relaxed atmosphere.

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